03.02.2016
New study highlights drug and glaucoma connection

Experts in the US have published a study revealing that people who take drugs may have an increased risk of developing serious eye problems.The study appears in an issue of Journal of Glaucoma and was carried out jointly by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Health... Read more


03.02.2016
"Don"t take shortcuts" with contact lenses

When it comes to caring for contact lenses, people should refrain from taking shortcuts if they want to minimise the risk of infection, one expert has pointed out.Writing for the Huffington Post, optometrist Brendan O"Brien said that many contact lens wearers who have been using the products for... Read more


02.02.2016
3D images "not overly dangerous to sight"

The amount of 3D films people are watching and games they are playing is not having the massively negative impact on vision that some people claim, one expert has pointed out.Dr Lothaire Bluth of Southwestern Eye Center told ABC15.com that she has seen a rise in the number of people suffering from... Read more


02.02.2016
Eyewear "is vital" for winter sports enthusiasts

It is essential that anyone planning on heading to the slopes in the coming weeks wears the right eyewear to safeguard their vision, it has been advised.Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, said that if anyone is heading for the ski slopes this year they should not forget to pack their UV... Read more


02.02.2016
The eye implant that could revolutionise vision correction

Millions of people across the planet suffer from vision problems and, while this used to be a major problem, in today"s world there are countless products available to help make their everyday lives more comfortable, from glasses to contact lenses to laser eye surgery.However, in some cases people... Read more


01.02.2016
"Little time" spent researching contact lenses

A relatively short amount of time is spent by contact lens wearers when they are researching new eyecare products, according to a new survey.The poll, conducted by contact lenses manufacturer Bausch + Lomb, found that 80 per cent of contact lens wearers own the latest high definition TVs and digital... Read more


01.02.2016
Diabetes: Don"t let it steal your vision

Millions of people around the world need glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision, but some people"s eye health problems run much deeper. Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness across the globe. The condition occurs when blood vessels around the retina... Read more


01.02.2016
Experts discover clue to retinal regeneration

Experts attempting to discover the cause of a type of blinding condition that affects dogs may have found the clue to retinal regeneration.After more than 30 years of research, University of Pennsylvania veterinarians and vision-research scientists, along with associates at Cornell University, have... Read more


29.01.2016
Blind parachuter has vision improved

A parachuter who lost his sight has had it restored thanks to an innovative new drug which holds hope for other people across the globe.In a trial for the medication Idebenone, 58-year-old West Sussex man Mike Scholes found that it helped to treat his Leber"s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON),... Read more


29.01.2016
New study "could increase depth perception understanding"

For years, researchers have struggled to understand how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, with many believing it can only be accomplished by human and animal visual systems.Now, however, University of Texas at Austin... Read more


29.01.2016
Poor eyesight among young people "on the rise"

There has been a rise in the number of young people with poor eyesight around the world and this looks likely to increase in the coming years, a new study suggests.Research carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Education and seen by China Daily shows that more than one in four primary school... Read more


28.01.2016
"Almost anyone" can wear contact lenses

Contact lenses can be worn by almost anyone to improve their vision, despite some common misconceptions about certain people"s eligibility to wear the products, one expert has noted.Whether old or young, anyone can be a candidate for contact lenses as long as they can be trusted to maintain a... Read more


28.01.2016
Money-saving contact lens tips offered

A number of money-saving tips have been offered to people looking to cut the cost when it comes to eye tests and purchasing contact lenses in the coming weeks and months.Frugal Family, writing for Path.com, said that one great way to save cash is by buying contact lenses online, as they are often... Read more


27.01.2016
Contact lens routines "vary among age groups"

The routines of contact lens wearers can vary greatly among different age groups, according to a recent report into the way in which people look after their contacts.Research carried out by the American Optometric Association (AOA) for its American Eye-Q Survey and seen by Contact Lens Headlines... Read more


27.01.2016
Experts find potential treatment for conjunctivitis

For years, experts have been baffled by the spread of conjunctivitis, which has reached almost epidemic proportions in some countries, including the US, with the highly infectious eye disease occurring in 15 to 20 million people annually in the States.Now, however, scientists have reported the... Read more


27.01.2016
Is your smartphone damaging your vision?

It is almost impossible to walk down the street nowadays without seeing somebody playing with their smartphone or making a call.Even if you do manage to walk more than a few hundred yards down the high street without seeing evidence of smartphone use, chances are that you will have seen them... Read more


26.01.2016
Sunglasses "provide year-round eye protection"

Sunglasses should not only be worn during the summer months, according to one expert who has noted that they can provide people with year-round protection.Dharmesh Patel, chairman of the Eyecare Trust, a registered charity that exists to raise awareness of all aspects of eye health and the... Read more


26.01.2016
Innovative treatment saves woman"s sight

A former marine suffering from a vision-threatening disease has had her sight and possibly her life saved thanks to an innovative operation.Debra Fortune, who served for the US military in Iraq, was diagnosed with a rare type of tumour which endangered her sight as it pressed against her optic nerve... Read more


26.01.2016
Technology "could be contributing to vision deterioration"

The deterioration in the vision of children across the planet may be attributable to the increase in the use of technology such as smartphones and tablets, it has been claimed.According to Taiwan ophthalmologist Fu Chou-ching, the increased level of myopia is caused by staring at digital screens up... Read more


25.01.2016
Contact lens exams "are essential"

Undergoing regular tests to evaluate contact lens prescriptions is vital to ensure people are wearing the correct type of lens, it has been observed.Optometrist Dr Ashley Reddell, writing for the Leavenworth Times, noted that yearly visits to an eyecare professional can help to ensure people"s... Read more